embryonic

adjective em·bry·on·ic \ ˌem-brē-ˈä-nik \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of embryonic

1 :of or relating to an embryo
2 :being in an early stage of development :incipient, rudimentary
  • an embryonic plan

embryonically

play \ˌem-brē-ˈä-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of embryonic in a Sentence

  1. The tourism industry there is still in an embryonic stage.

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First Known Use of embryonic

1740

Other Embryology Terms


EMBRYONIC Defined for English Language Learners

embryonic

adjective

Definition of embryonic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to an embryo

  • : in an early or undeveloped stage


Medical Dictionary

embryonic

adjective em·bry·on·ic \ ˌem-brē-ˈän-ik \

medical Definition of embryonic

1 :of or relating to an embryo
2 :being in an early stage of development :incipient, rudimentary

embryonically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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